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Expat Voting

Friends, are you going to vote on the 6th? I really want to vote in this election, although, to be honest, I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for. Also, I haven’t figured out exactly how to cast my absentee … Continue reading

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Will you vote?

Will you vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections? I voted in 2004, but am ashamed to say I didn’t cast a ballot in 2008. For one thing, I couldn’t make up my mind who to vote for, and for … Continue reading

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Interviewing Pussy Riot

It was one of the most bizarre and enjoyable interviews I’ve ever done. It was just before 2:00 in the morning. We’d been parked in a dark Moscow alley for close to 3 hours, waiting, re-hashing our questions, getting impatient. … Continue reading

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The Olympics!

The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony is this Friday. Will you watch? I was half-hoping that I’d have to work on Friday so that I could watch our live on our office TV screens. When William and Kate got married the … Continue reading

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Happy Friday

Hello my sweets! It’s been a crazy couple of days for economist husband and I. With my boss on holiday, the Euro Championships in Ukraine, Lavrov and Putin in China, Hillary Clinton traipsing through the Caucasus, and the world focused … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“People don’t like that Putin can wave his finger and everyone will listen to him without thinking. I don’t know who is responsible for this fact that one man runs everything in this country — maybe he is partially guilty — but I think … Continue reading

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Burning skyscrapers and other excuses for inconsistent blogging

Yesterday was a little nuts at work..! We thought we were all done for the day, but then this started: A skyscraper caught fire in central Moscow! My friend Kristin Boyd snapped the above picture on her way home. Economist … Continue reading

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Putin, fraud, voting, and what’s next for Russia….

Well, we’ve slogged through a nearly sleepless March 4 and 5 in the newsroom and are now standing on what is known as the other side of the elections. What just happened and what’s next? The above picture, photographed by … Continue reading

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Happy (election) Friday!

Things are really coming down to the wire. I can’t remember the last time I was so stressed out at work. I’m really excited for the elections – what’s going to happen? what direction will russia take? what will happen … Continue reading

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Russia’s next president (part II)

While a huge number of Russians seem like they’re planning to vote for Putin on Sunday, opposition to the current Prime Minister (ranked the number 2 most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine) has never been higher here! … Continue reading

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